Newsletter 18 October 2017

Hi everyone,

The weather keeps changing, but that’s spring for you.

The move of all relevant projects to new venues, including Mātuku Takotako: Sumner Centre (Mini Music) and Fuse Youth Centre (Tea & Talk, during school terms), has taken place. Maree and I are enjoying our new office space – the Sumner Collective, which we share with the Sumner Community Residents Association, and to a lesser extent, Sumner Theatre Group and Shoreline Youth Trust. The new centre is proving to be a great bumping space for people.

Movie afternoon:  This time the movie is No Ordinary Sheila, which is a documentary on writer and illustrator Sheila Natusch, retracing a long life dedicated to sharing her love of NZ’s nature and history.

Date: Monday 30 October

Time: 1.30 pm. Ensure that you have purchased your tickets by 1 pm as the queue can get quite long.

Cost: $10.00

Ferrymead Trip for seniors: This is being held on Wednesday 25 October. The community van is full, but if you are able to bring yourself, contact Maree on 376-4020 to book, and get instructions on where to meet everyone. Cost: $9.50. This includes afternoon tea.

Sumner Bays Union Trust Annual General Meeting

This is being held on Wednesday 29 November at 7 pm in Puoro-raki (upstairs, nearest Wakefield Avenue side of building) at the Mātuku Takotako: Sumner Centre.

Sumner-Redcliffs Community Carols

This is being held on the grounds of the Sumner Surf Lifesaving Club, Main Road, Sumner, on Thursday 14 December, with massed singing beginning at 6.45 pm. Bring a picnic and your singing voices. This event will feature the Sumner Silver Band and the man in the red suit.

The Sumner Community Residents Association’s Future Sumner Public Meeting will be held on Thursday 30 November 2017 from 6 – 8:30pm in Puoro-nuku (the main hall) at Mātuku Takotako: Sumner Centre.

You may have noticed the stone construction underway on Wakefield Avenue, down from where the Sumner RSA building was located pre-quake. An RSA ANZAC Memorial in honour of our fallen is being constructed. Construction is expected to be complete by the end of next week.


Warm regards,

Eddie Hayes

Community Development Worker

Sumner Bays Union Trust